Fireweed Market // A Gardener’s Guide: To Pest Control + Prevention in the Home + Garden


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“A book that every gardener in British Columbia should have. It’s the most comprehensive guide available for home gardeners.

A Gardener’s Guide to Pest Prevention and Control in the Home and Garden has the answers that gardeners and homeowners need to control insects, diseases and weeds — in the garden, the greenhouse, on houseplants, and in the home. It also shows how to prevent some of these problems, through sound planting practices, soil cultivation, proper fertilization amd other methods.

Prepared by B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food crop protection specialists, horticulturists and entomologists, Gardener’s Guide includes the most up-to-date information available on th safe handling and application of insecticides, fungicides and herbacides.

By showing gardeners how to diagnose problems, Gardener’ s Guide aims to help them choose the most appropriate method for prevention or control. It recommends chemicals only when their use is warranted and emphasizes that chemical control is only useful when applied at the right time and in the correct manner.

Since Gardener’s Guide was first published in 1974 (previously titled Pest  Control in the Home and Garden), it has been an essential reference for thousands of British Columbia gardeners. This latest edition provides new information on insect and disease prevention as well as including the most recent about new crop protection chemicals and how they should be used. Information on pest prevention and control I’m greenhouses is included in this book, making this the definitive source of all gardeners.

Also included is the most recent information on preventing and controlling pests in the home, such as termites, fleas, etc., as well as sections on preventing damage to garden crops by wild animals, growing healthy houseplants and care with poisonous plants.”

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